Saturday, October 15, 2011

Charleston SC

Saturday is almost gone and we just kicked back today. Rode down to Beaufort and Port Royal. Also, drove near Edisto Beach. We went into a little road side stand that was selling locally made foods and produce. Got some great chicken salad here that we had for lunch,also, some berry cobber...yummm... I was looking for a sweet grass basket but we never did see one. We saw them in Charleston on the tour we took Friday. We went on Adventure Tours and the tour guide was very good. She knew quite a bit about Charleston even tho she was originally from IND. I didn't realize that Charleston has a college in the center of town besides the Citadel which is a military school that only allowed females to enroll in 1995. Pat Conroy, the author,went to the Citadel and based a book on his adventures. In the 1800's there was an earthquake and some of the buildings in Charleston became twisted so they put in rods to straighten the buildings up. Interesting history, not to mention that Fort Sumter sits in the harbor and was the starting shots of the Civil War. We didn't go to Fort Sumter. You have to take the water taxi and we didn't have time.
In my opinion the ONLY way to tour Charleston is by tour bus. The traffic was just unbelievable!! And the students on bikes had no qualms about riding out in front of the cars, bus, etc....crazy people I tell ya!! They also have a free trolley but you don't hear any of the history of the town. Oh one other bit of history I thought interesting is that Charlestonians like thing to "sound" nice and they re-name things to sound more pleasant. So they call the cemetaries "Gardens of Charleston". Did I tell you about the color blue that is called Haint Blue? The Gulla people were very superstious and believed that spirits couldn't cross water or heaven, depending on which city your in when you hear the story, and they painted their doorways and ceilings and window frames a color of blue that looked like water or the sky. Just a side note here. I didn't know this legend when I painted my ceilings a light blue, I swear!...LOL...
Now one more thing before I finish this entry and that is I am adding the names of places we've eaten at and gotten good food and service. Today that place was Gilligan's. It was again seafood which I love! Their address is:
2601 Boundary St.
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 379-2244
Ask for Rhonda....a great server!
The food was very good and the place was clean and our table was by the window so we could see the salt marshes. If your near this area they have several places so stop and try them!
Now, I am going to go lay down for a bit. The people next to us started a fire with the foulest smelling wood. I like to smell wood smoke but now my rv stinks and I hope I can get id of that odor! Yuck! So, I'm off to spray whatever I have to sweeten the air!...LOL
Night family....I love you all!

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Are the sweet grass baskets the ones that I've seen in Ga a long time ago on the side of the road. There were ladies sitting with a pile of grass weaving them. Seems like I might have bought one but if I did it's been gone for a long time. Maybe I gave it away.